Record Details

NHER Number:2208
Type of record:Monument
Name:Remnants of medieval stone cross


The top of a medieval stone cross once stood in the south aisle of the parish church. Sadly, it went missing by the 1930s. However, the simple limestone rectangular base, with the bottom foot or so of the shaft, still stands outside the priest's door.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 4772 1053
Map Sheet:TF41SE

Full description

Stone cross, remains of (Ordnance Survey Antiquity).
Head formerly in church south aisle but missing by 1930s, originally recorded in Dawson-Turner's copy of Blomefield, according to (S1).
Simple limestone rectangular base, with bottom foot or so of shaft, outside priest's door.
E. Rose (NAU) 23 May 1988.

September 1998. Scheduled.
Scheduling Description:
The monument includes the remains of a standing stone cross located within the churchyard of All Saints Church, approximately 4m to the south of the priest's door and 8m to the south east of the south porch of the church. The cross, which is Listed Grade II (DNF3656), is medieval in date and includes the base plinth, the socket stone and the lower part of the shaft.
The base plinth, which is set into the ground diagonally to the church, measures 1.1m north west-south east by 0.92m north east-south west. The socket stone rests on the plinth and is square to the church. It is 0.34m in height and measures 0.7m east-west by 0.64m north-south and is chamfered to a slightly smaller square on the surface. The lower part of the shaft is mortised into the socket stone and bonded with lead. It measures 0.29m east-west by 0.23m north-south at the base, rising through chamfered corners to an octagonal section, and is 0.56m high. The full height of the cross in its present form is 0.9m.
Information from (S2).
H. Mellor (HES), 21 June 2018.

Monument Types

  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 41 SE 7 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Walsoken.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF362.
<S1>Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy B. 1934. Norfolk Crosses. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXV Pt II pp 297-336. p 328; Pl 14.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF362.

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